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RE: Metal shavings from pigging Coke Heater

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Yes.  We have seen it.  You should question (and come down hard on) your pigging company on their choice of pigs and consider switching companies.  Using Eveready?  Have them make a presentation in front of your management as to how they intend to reduce the quantity of metal shavings.  Increase your monitoring of their activities. 
Online spalling and steam-air decoking are options, of course.  My experience is with steam-air decoking and pigging.  Steam-air decoking can be optimized such that it can be performed almost as short as it takes to pig a heater.  As I recall, we were able to able to achieve as low as 60 hours oil-out to oil-in with steam-air decoking whereas pigging can be accomplished comfortably in a 48 hour time frame.

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